Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/17/06 at 07:28 PM ET
The Old Guard attitude was that while college boys and Europeans are handy to have around, they must prove their talent is so exceptional or their grittiness so evident that they can be forgiven for not coming up through the ranks in Canada. In essence, those players were on probation their whole careers. Of course, that's completely behind us. Because members of the Old Guard now are such men as Lou Lamoriello, the former coach at Providence, and Brian Burke, his one-time captain.much more...
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